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  • Datebook

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Living on the Edge Environmental Program, 6:30 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free. Parking $5. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext. 106. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected] THURSDAY Hike to Eagle Rock, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topanga State Park, 20825 Entrada Road, Topanga. Bring food and drink. Rain cancels. Call (818) 981-4799. Children, Youth & Family Advisory Committee meeting, 9-10 a.m., San Fernando City Hall Council Chambers, 117 N. Macneil St. Call (818) 898-1200. Scott Lane Marionettes Puppet Show, 11 a.m., The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Free. Call (323) 900-8080. last_img read more

  • Africa’s mobile money market flourishing

    first_img5 November 2014There has been a noticeable acceptance of financial inclusion by financial regulators of late, a situation which bodes well for financial providers to come up with affordable products and services that meet the needs of low-income individuals.“This is good news for the development of products and services in the mobile money and digital payments ecosystem,’ says Kim Dancey, regulatory head and specialist advisor for alternative banking at First National Bank (FNB).Speaking to Fin24 , concerning her presentation at the up-coming AfricaCom conference taking place in Cape Town from 11 to 13 November, Dancey said the development mobile money technologies is growing in Africa, particularly in Southern Africa.“An interesting development which, although being deployed across multiple regions, is particularly prevalent in Southern Africa is that of the mobile money companion card. These cards are usually a type of pre-paid card linked to the same source of funds as the mobile money account. A mobile money user can use the mobile phone or the card as the channel to make payments.’In recent months, the African continent has experienced huge growth in the mobile money transaction and payment solutions. Mobile money systems like the popular M-Pesa have seen thousands of individuals who do not have conventional bank accounts able to send and receive money through mobile phones, opening up major economic opportunities in the process.However, uptake of mobile money technologies in Africa has been slow, hampered by the apathetic adaptation by regulatory bodies of the financial inclusion policies advocated by African governments and central banks.“A further challenge is that there is still a significant gap between the accepted potential for mobile money and the actual use of mobile money. The mobile money ecosystem still reflects a “dump-and-pump’ behaviour, where the “funds go in and then directly out’.’Adding, Dancey said the challenge is to move mobile money “from being a payment instrument to an offering that is used as a money management tool’. “This challenge sits both on the supply side and on the demand side,’ she said.On the supply side, Dancey said it is a question of the corporate appetite for serving low income segments, a business case that requires high and sustained use; as well as in the design of products and services that are appropriate and user friendly.“On the demand side, to the individual, the mobile money offering has not yet become a means of improving financial wellbeing beyond the receipt and transfer of remittance funds,’ she said.On how mobile money solutions will impact on small businesses, Dancey said research shows that small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Africa see mobile money as key to doing business. She said many enterprises point out the time and cost savings in making mobile payments.“Business owners pay, and are paid frequently, mobile money assists in lowering cost and saving time by enabling a more convenient means to make payments,’ she said, adding that mobile money assists as a means to increase the speed of the cycle from cash to inventory to receivables and back to cash.A key challenge SMEs face is record keeping. Dancey said mobile money systems do not solve this requirement in a business. “[Therefore] consideration should be given to solving for this essential requirement to the potential success of a business,’ said Dancey.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • 2018 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short Course

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This short course is a joint effort of Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to enhance the cattle industry in the Eastern Corn Belt. The first session will deal with early nutrition management, health, and genomics. The second session will include the BQA audit and Holstein steer management.Both Ohio sessions will be held at the Wood County Junior Fair Building in Bowling Green on Wednesday, January 24 and February 7. Registration and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6 pm each evening.Participants may enroll by:• Registering on line at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645or• Sending a check made payable (US Funds) to Michigan State University ($35 for 1st person and $25 for each additional family/farm member (College, FFA/4-H students can register for $15 each) and mailed to Carla McLachlan, Dept. Animal Science, Michigan State Univ., 474 S. Shaw Lane, 1287 Anthony Hall, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1225.Please mail before Jan. 18, 2017. If not mailed by Jan. 19, contact Alan Sundermeier ([email protected], 419-354-9050), Allen Gahler ([email protected], 419-334-6340) or Steve Boyles ([email protected], 614 292-7669) if you desire to attend the program or if you have any questions about the program.last_img read more

  • 10 months agoWest Ham players hail 2-goal Anderson after victory at Southampton

    first_imgWest Ham players hail 2-goal Anderson after victory at Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham ace Felipe Anderson struck twice as they came from behind to beat Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.After a quiet first half, the hosts took the lead in scrappy fashion via an own goal by West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna, who was under pressure from Nathan Redmond after Lukasz Fabianski had parried Redmond’s initial effort.But West Ham were only behind for three minutes before Anderson’s 20-yard low strike beat Alex McCarthy.The third goal – all in nine minutes – came again from Anderson, who powerfully shot home after being released by Michail Antonio to put the Hammers ahead.Afterwards, Hammers midfielder Declan Rice said: “You could see in the first half we were getting chances, getting the ball out wide. The manager said to keep going and Felipe has popped up with two superb goals.”The first half of the season is out of the way. We are setting ourselves up for a good second half.”Aaron Cresswell said of teammate Anderson: “He’s been fantastic and hopefully that continues.”It was a tough start, losing the first four games, but he’s been our in-form man and is our top goalscorer.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 16 days ago​Ex-Man Utd keeper Bosnich: Mistake not replacing Lukaku

    first_img​Ex-Man Utd keeper Bosnich: Mistake not replacing Lukakuby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that not replacing Romelu Lukaku was a significant mistake.The Red Devils sold Lukaku to Inter Milan for a sizeable fee in the summer.They also allowed winger Alexis Sanchez to leave to the Italian club on loan.But no attacking players were signed in the summer, apart from Championship winger Daniel James from Swansea. And Bosnich believes that was a mistake.”Let’s be really frank, the recruitment has been poor over the past three or four years,” Bosnich told Omnisport.”Regardless of what the personal situation was, it was a mistake to let Lukaku go without having a ready-made replacement to come in. Especially at that stage of the season.”They didn’t [sign a replacement for Lukaku] and now Martial, Rashford and all of them have to find their spirit, find their soul and fight back.”There’s no use just sort of turning up at training, doing your job, going to the game, hiding, hoping that you don’t get any criticism and picking up your wages. That doesn’t work at a club like Manchester United.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Producers Encouraged to Design Goods for Expanding Markets

    first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is imploring Jamaican producers to design goods for expanding international markets that are interested in items from the island. Addressing the Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) National Policy Implementation Committee (NPIC) quarterly meeting, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston today (September 25), Mr. Shaw said overseas markets are emerging every day, and they are looking for new items, and “we have a lot of the new things that they are looking for”.center_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is imploring Jamaican producers to design goods for expanding international markets that are interested in items from the island.Addressing the Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) National Policy Implementation Committee (NPIC) quarterly meeting, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston today (September 25), Mr. Shaw said overseas markets are emerging every day, and they are looking for new items, and “we have a lot of the new things that they are looking for”.“Target them in a forensic way. Markets are out here, disposable income is expanding in a lot of developed countries, and they are looking for opportunities to purchase things,” the Minister told the audience.He said that the “landscape of opportunities” is not short, and the way forward rests on how “we come together and grasp these opportunities to expand and grow the export sector”.Mr. Shaw said with the authorities in the United States (US) recently giving approval for Jamaica to export mangoes to that country, much of the “bogus” fruit will have to give way to the genuine produce that the consumers want. He also listed castor beans, coconut, and cannabis as being in high demand, and urged manufacturers to seize the vast opportunities that are available.Meanwhile, the Minister reiterated that a committee is looking at reducing, from 15 to seven years, the time in which unclaimed funds at financial institutions are turned over to the Government, in keeping with international standards.He noted that when this is done, some $15 billion will be released, and loans can be made to the MSME sector at three to five per cent interest.Mr. Shaw said formation of the NPIC, which consists of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, is a “testimony” of the Government’s commitment to the development of the MSME sector, and augurs well for sustainable and inclusive national development.“The more we facilitate and strengthen opportunities for our entrepreneurs to do business, the greater will be the country’s capacity to expand economic growth, and create employment,” the Minister said.last_img read more

  • Sam Houston States Scorer We Reward Good Team Play

    I recently wrote an article about the college teams whose official scorers are the most generous about handing out assists. The capital of assist liberalism was in Huntsville, Texas, where Sam Houston State scorers ranked first in Division I in each of the past three seasons.I interviewed Bearkats spokesman Jason Barfield and emailed questions to Paul Ridings, who works in the school’s office of media relations and has scored most of its games for the past quarter-century. Ridings previously worked for three other collegiate athletic departments and the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League. He responded after my article ran and agreed that we could publish his comments, which have been lightly edited:I’ve been the S.I.D. [sports information director] here since 1989 and imputed the computer in basketball for most of those years. I know you’ve talked with Jason Barfield. When he was a student assistant here, he imputed a season, and we had one other year when we had a husband-and-wife imputer team (wife imputed, husband spotted).I appreciate the generous label but also think we pay attention to how a basket comes about. You can’t score without the ball, and how you get it to set up a shot is important.Assists that a lot of people miss include outlet passes from a defensive rebound, where the inside player hits a teammate to set up a fast-break score; a pass from under the offensive basket outside to a teammate for an open 3-pointer; a pass from an offensive rebound to a teammate for a follow shot; and a pass on an inbound play that sets up a basket.We watch for these.Soccer is another sport with assists, and we work at that, too. In our women’s soccer games, if a pass sets up a goal and we don’t see whom the pass came from, we go to the bench and find out — no matter which team.Speaking of soccer but applied to basketball, I always remember what one of our players at the Dallas Tornado said after touring with the New York Cosmos and playing with Pelé. What made Pelé great, he said, was not his goal scoring, but his vision and the ability to see the entire field. With one pass, he could change the complexion of the offense and set up a scoring possession. As Steve Pecher (my player and a defender) said, you would see that one pass and say, “Oh sh?t.”It’s the same in basketball. One pass to the open man can make a difference.Consistency is important as well. We make this effort for both teams.I guess I’m surprised you call us the most generous. But I would like to think we reward good team play. read more

  • Receiver spurns Gators for Bucks

    The recruitment experience for James Louis was an interesting one. The heralded 5-foot-11-inch, 180-pound wide receiver out of Delray Beach, Fla., may have donned an Ohio State hat on signing day, but seven months earlier, Louis was all set to become a Florida Gator. “When Louis got the idea that he wasn’t one of their top recruits, he basically turned around and committed to Ohio State right away,” said Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com. “It let a lot people wondering if Louis would sign with Ohio State.”After months of speculation and a last-minute recruitment effort by Florida, Louis, wearing a red shirt to his signing-day press conference, stayed true to his commitment and signed with the Buckeyes. Louis is a two-time All-State receiver and had 38 catches, 682 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior for Atlantic High School. He was ranked as the No. 12 receiver and No. 80 overall player in the ESPN 150 recruit rankings.Louis headlines a solid receiver class along with Corey Brown and Tyrone Williams for the Buckeyes.  “What is neat is that Ohio State got three different types of receivers to fill their needs going forward,” Helwagen said. “Williams would be a split-end, Louis would be a flanker, and Brown is probably a slot receiver.”Helwagen and Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com, said Louis reminds them of former Buckeye wideout Santonio Holmes, who also hailed from the South Florida area. “They have similar build, above-average speed and do everything really well,” Helwagen said.“The one difference is that James Louis is playing a step faster than what Holmes was coming out high school,” Noon said.Louis, who was also a 2010 Under Armour High School All-American, is regarded as an all-around receiver who can do a lot of everything. He is said to have good feet and great acceleration, as well as a nice frame to allow him to get stronger and add weight without losing his speed.“He will be a factor as soon as he is able to reach the field,” Noon said. Helwagen said that after Devier Posey and Dane Sanzenbacher, there is no certainty on the receiving depth chart, meaning Louis might have a chance to make an impact right away. “You get beyond those two guys, and it gets completely wide open for who will be the three, four or five receiver.” Helwagen said. “There are five or six guys that could step in and compete for those spots. It’s going to be tremendous to see in the fall who gets to play and if Louis can show the coaches he can do something in the offense, they’ll use him.”When asked about the possibility of redshirting Louis next season, Noon said he doubted that would be the case. “You never know when it comes to a redshirt,” Noon said. “But if I were a betting man, I would say he does not redshirt.”While OSU may not have been Louis’ first choice, the fact he stayed true to his commitment to the Buckeyes after switching from Florida should be reaffirming for Buckeye fans.If Louis is able to follow in the footsteps of Santonio Holmes by leaving Florida and finding success in Columbus, then the outlook should be bright for the Buckeyes. read more

  • Fortis TCI Offers Free Energy Audits

    first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:eddinton powell, fortis tci, in-ouse energy audits FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – Today in the news, during the month of August Fortis, TCI initiated the In-Home Energy Audits where residential customers in Providenciales can apply for the new service which is being offered by the Company free of charge for one year, it is designed to assist customers in identifying ways to improve their energy efficiency at home. To take advantage of the In-Home Energy Audit Program, customers must fill out an application, which is available at FortisTCI Customer Service Centre on Leeward Highway. The application and interview process allows for the collection of preliminary information, providing insight into what types of appliances are installed in the home, as well as typical day-to-day electricity usage. Following the In-Home Energy Audit, a final report is issued to the customer. This report details the key findings and recommendations to achieve better energy efficiency. FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell says, the FortisTCI In-Home Energy Audit Program will help customers save money by promoting the efficient use of energy. Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more

  • Intense search for survivors Police ask for help

    first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 24, 2017 – Police, Immigration, Medical Services along with the assistance of The US Coast Guard and other vessels are in the North West Point area of Providenciales in search of survivors after a report of a capsized illegal sloop was made around 6:34 am this morning ( Tuesday 24th January 2017).Police discovered numerous casualties of males and females on the beach and some floating in the water.  Presently it is uncertain as to how many persons were on board this vessel and a massive search is ongoing.   Anyone who has information of the whereabouts of illegal immigrants who may have arrived on this boat are asked to come forward with any information they may have.Further updates will be made once received.. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force #MagneticNewsMedia Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedialast_img read more